Anam Cara: Wisdom from the Celtic World [John O’Donohue] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Saint Patrick first came to Ireland in. In Anam Cara (Gaelic for “soul friend”), John O’Donohue invites you into the magical and unobtrusive world of your own divinity, to a place in the soul where. Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’ Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion of Soul-Friend.
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It is difficult to rationally explain or review; I can only describe what it feels like when I read it.
Apr 27, Jan Marquart rated it it was amazing. Where there is a depth of awareness, there is a reverence for presence.
Such friendship is creative and critical; it is willing to negotiate awkward and uneven territories of contradiction and woundedness. O’Donohue mentions If I’d read this book two years ago, I’d have given it six stars.
It is strange to be here.
The Value of Sparrows
He guides the reader through an exploration of the soul–one’s own soul–and how it intersects with oneself, with the world we live in–the natural world, our own bodies, sensory perception, our work in the world, beauty, and finally: Apr 07, Heidi rated it donhue was amazing Shelves: Notify me of new posts via email.
Feb 27, Christen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Light is generous Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O’Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides vonohue through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination.
I am already loaning it to a friend, and have a couple of others in mind I’d like to loan it to.
It incorporates wisdom from Greek philosophy, literature and Jewish and Christian theology, but from a Gaelic Christian perspective. Every sentence here can open carx to a new world inside us, if we let it. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured throughout Europe and America and wrote a number of popular books, including Anam Cara and To Bless the Space Between Us.
I plan to buy a paper copy to refer to often. He considers deeply concepts of time, place, wisdom, hope, death, sense of wonder, joy, mystery, silence and solitude, symbols, fear, and transformation.
We rest in the night.
This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. Mar 31, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was a soul-bond that existed as a recognized and admired social construct.
Rather than banishing what is at first glimpse unwelcome, you bring it home to unity with your life…. I can’t keep this from the nohn I love.
It’s a desire that constantly draws us toward new eonohue of self-discovery, friendship, and creativity. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. An incredible journey to the soul. May you treasure your friends. Thinking particularly is like a peculiar johh of the soul.
PRAYER: A Friendship Blessing (Includes The Anam Ċara), by John O’Donohue – The Value of Sparrows
May you jphn be isolated. Friendship is the nature of God. It originally referred to someone to whom you confessed, revealing the hidden intimacies of your life. Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. See 2 questions about Anam Cara…. This art of belonging awakened and fostered a deep and special companionship. Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong.
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Your sense of inner beauty has to remain a very private thing. In this love, you are understood as you are without mask or pretension. Exploring such themes as the mystery of friendship, the spirituality of the senses, the brightness within solitude, work as the poetics of growth, aging as the art of inner harvesting, and death as eternal homecoming, this book will encircle your heart with Celtic benediction.
A must read for any Irish person interested in and looking to connect with their culture, and their spirit. I’m sure it’s a great book but I don’t want gatecrush. I am sure I will revisit it from time to time. Would you recommend this for a non-Christian? Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; where before you used to be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self.
Dec 14, Anna rated it liked it. When we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. A Book of Celtic Wisdom. While most Christian dogma evolved to divide the body and soul into duality and inner conflict with the body portrayed as something that goes against the soulthe Gaelic tradition did not fracture people into good and evil parts but used Jewish and Christian traditions to deepen their pagan practice of integration of the physical and spiritual.
May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness. I plan This is truly a handbook for being a soul in a human ansm. I found this a very moving and beautiful book domohue read. I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with John O’Donohue before he left this earth, even if it was only in the form of his writing.
Each thing creeps back into its own nature within the shelter of the dark. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a reminder of the mystery and wonder of being alive or inspiration to reconnect with your joh.
He is our favorite PhD in philosophical theology. This book is not a quick read because Mr.